The Obama administration is seeking to address one of the two central complaints from consumers about insurance plans offered through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act marketplace by implementing new rating measures that will reward insurers that offer beneficiaries access to many providers in their area. 

The administration will not mandate broader networks, but it will seek to make it clear to consumers shopping for plans on HealthCare.gov that some some include more providers than others. Each plan will have a label that indicates how broad the network is. 

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